Job Title: Med Tech
Position Summary: The Med Tech position is a multifaceted role that involves being a care provider, medical aide, and leader within our Waltonwood communities. In addition to administering medication, Med Techs work with Caregivers to ensure that our residents maintain independence and safety by assisting them with Activities of Daily Living. Med Techs report to the Resident Care Manager and are a part of the Resident Care team. Med Techs are an integral part the community and pride themselves in the care that they provide the residents.
Our Resident Care Department provides individualized care to seniors who are in need of assistance with personal tasks. Our care associates assist residents with their everyday needs such as bathing, toileting, dressing, mobility, medication administration, and engagement in social activities. Through constant compassion, patience, and understanding, they strive to maintain resident independence and dignity.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Administer medication to residents based on resident medical charts. Follow protocols regarding documenting medication and restocking the med carts.
- Help with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) for residents, including toileting, showering, assisting with meals, light cleaning, and other essential daily activities.
- Participate in shift change meetings to communicate with oncoming associates regarding resident status or special needs.
- Assist with janitorial tasks as needed.
- Act as a shift supervisor to ensure resident care needs are being properly met.
- Assist Caregiver during shift with transfers and any other duties necessary.
- Work with physicians and the pharmacy to make sure that medication is ordered properly.
- Report changes in resident medical conditions and behaviors to physicians, families, and community leadership.
- Communicate with multiple levels within and outside of the organization: including residents, families, Caregivers, Wellness Coordinator, Resident Care Manager, Wellness Nurses, pharmacies, and doctors.
- Give emotional support to the residents by treating them with respect, dignity and always maintaining a positive and cheerful appearance.
- Promote safety and wellbeing of the residents through use of written and verbal procedures, safety equipment and awareness of any potential dangers.
- Assist with all other duties as assigned by the Resident Care Manager.
At Waltonwood, we are all a part of a team who are here to serve the residents living in our communities. Our residents count on us every hour of every day. First and foremost, we expect our associates to have regular attendance; defined as being on time and present to all scheduled shifts, for the entire shift. Our associates need to value the importance of timeliness, punctuality, and dependability, and how the lack of these critical elements affects others in the workplace and the overall community operations. We expect all associates to be willing to lend a helping hand to co-workers, direct reports, and supervisors, whether it is one of their typical job responsibilities or not. This includes welcoming new associates and residents into the community, and making them feel at home. Associates need to keep the best interests of the residents and other associates in mind, and be an active participant in accomplishing team, community, and company goals.
- Detail Oriented – Pays attention to the smallest details in a situation, and truly cares about them. Understands the importance of all aspects of a given task, no matter how small they may seem. Works well when things are in an orderly fashion, organized, and well thought out.
- Integrity and Trust – Does what they say they will do, does not take the easy road, and does not misrepresent themselves for personal gain. Always does the right thing, even when it does not benefit themselves directly.
- Customer Focused – Dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of the customer by establishing and maintaining effective relationships as well as gaining trust and respect of customers.
- High School diploma or GED is required.
- In North Carolina, CNA is required.
- Caregiving or Med Tech experience is required.
- Experience working with the elderly and those with memory impairment.
- Constant use of manual dexterity, auditory and visual skills and gross motor skills with frequent use of bi-manual dexterity and fine motor skills.
- Ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
- Associates in this role are occasionally exposed to hot water, and cleaning chemicals.
- Ability to reach, bend, twist, squat, kneel, push and pull.
- Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds. 80 pounds of pressure may be placed on the associate through transfers using transfer belts or mechanical assists.
- Ability to perform repetitive movements including simple grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation.
- Constant standing and walking.